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66 Lake Wales Area Resident and Visitor Guide Taking Care of Your Pets Like Theyre Our Own... No one has to tell you how special your pet is to you. We know. Because its the same way we feel about our own. Thats how well you can feel about your pets treatment at Lake Wales Veterinary Hospital. At Lake Wales Veterinary Hospital we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. 863-676-1 451 520 Mountain Lake Cutoff Rd Lake Wales. FL www.lakewalesvets.com 863-676-1451 I spend my day playing at Suite Dreams Day Care. I wish you could come join me Boarding Grooming Come in and take a tour and learn all about Suite Dreams Day Care Lake Wales a Great Place for History Lake Wales has a long and rich history. Its rst inhabitants were attracted to the area for its bounty of sh game and natural vegetation used for food and medicine. Native Americans found the area ideally suited to farming hunting and shing and later for trading with their new neighbors from the north and west. New settlers raised cattle farmed and began planting citrus. This became the greatest citrus-producing area in the world and citrus is still an important industry in Central Florida. Beginning in the 1880s settlers also lumbered the virgin stands of pine to extract the sap for turpentine stills. Although the early forefathers and city planners could not have foreseen the tremendous growth in the past 80 years they had the vision to create a basic community design that works well today. A frontier town in Bok Tower under construction Antique car shows in Lake Wales Antique postcard of Lake Wales Early 20th century clothing worn by Lake Wales settlers on display at Depot Museum. Telegraph ofce at Depot Museum its formative years Lake Wales became an area leader in cultural arts and tourism in the early 1900s with the building of the Mountain Lake Community which catered to wealthy northern industrialists seeking a winter refuge. The famous Bok Carillon Tower was erected in 1929 and dedicated by